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Administering the SAT with Accommodations

Each school’s primary SSD Coordinator is responsible for administering the SAT to students approved for school-based accommodations.

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Scheduling a School-Based SAT

The SAT must be administered within the four-day period that begins with the Saturday national test day (see Register for the SAT). The SSD Coordinator at the testing school determines the specific date, start time, and location within the school, and then notifies students. All students testing at the same school must begin on the same day.

Testing may begin on any day within the testing window (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday), but it’s best to begin testing as early as possible so you can return the answer sheets promptly and allow for timely reporting of student scores. 

All students who take the SAT with 100 percent extended time are tested at their school. Students test over two days if they are testing with 100% extended time in reading (for both SAT and SAT with Essay), or testing with 100% extended time in both math and writing and taking the SAT with Essay. This is the two-day testing schedule:

  • Day 1: Complete ID information and test sections 1–3. Test materials must be locked in a secure area overnight.
  • Day 2: Complete test sections 4–5. Be sure to give each student the same book and answer sheet they used on the first day.

Students who test over two days may complete the test on Wednesday, but all testing must begin within the four-day window. Testing must end on the next consecutive day within the window, with the exception of students who begin testing on Saturday; they may complete the test on Monday.

Rosters and Nonstandard Administration Reports (NARs)

On the Monday before each SAT test administration, SSD Coordinators receive an email listing all students with approved accommodations who will be testing at their school. Additionally, SSD Coordinators can access their NARs at any time through the SSD Online dashboard. They should check their NARs on a regular basis because new students may be included.

As close to test day as possible, SSD Coordinators should use SSD Online to print out a NAR with students' names and SSD Eligibility Codes pre-entered. This will be the final roster showing all students approved for school-based testing. This roster has to be returned with the answer sheets after testing is complete.

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How to Use SSD Online

SSD Coordinators: Get instructions for changing accommodations, checking request status, and printing rosters and NARs.

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If you’re new to SSD, start here for the big picture on getting accommodations on College Board exams.

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